quotative

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noun quo·ta·tive \ˈkwō-tə-tiv\

Definition of quotative

  1. :  a function word used in informal contexts to introduce a quotation <“like” is a quotative in “He was like, ‘Oh, no! not again!’”>

quotative

adjective

1893

First Known Use of quotative

1893


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